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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,402 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,402
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 43
Gots: 70 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 07-13-2001)
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-09-2014 18:19:19 | More by TX-Badger
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TruePerception

California

3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Franziskaner's Dunkel.

A: Completely opaque, tamarind-like color. Dull yellow in the dimple. Less than half a finger of head, fades quickly to almost nothing. Thin arc of lacing.

S: Banana peel, and banana bread, mostly. Some molasses.

T/MF: More banana peel. Very crisp. There's a slight spice note in the back, the strengthens a little into the finish. There's a toasted wheat flavor (like toast), as well, but it's fairly light.

This one is not bad, but nothing special. A nice alternative to traditional hot day beers.

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 05:24:35 | More by TruePerception
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -21.7%

06-09-2014 00:03:43 | More by KevMo84
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IPAbastard760

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

06-07-2014 20:07:46 | More by IPAbastard760
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RickS95

Indiana

3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks like tea or slightly watered down cola. Caramel brown in color, a bit clearer than I like. The head is quite attractive as its extremely thick, retains well, and is slightly offwhite. No real lacing.

It's got a spicy scent, which masks the traditional hefe smells that are trying to get out. Can you say, wheat forward.

The taste is pleasant enough. Very biscuity with a hint of spicy. Wheaty.

Nice simpleness to the feel. A bit sweet from the caramel malts before the tangy wheat turns it to the spicy side. Very dry, almost mouth puckering finish.

The Germans have been making beer for a billion years and the results speak for themselves. Very easy to drink because it's good.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 03:09:19 | More by RickS95
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soulcougher

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-03-2014 22:54:08 | More by soulcougher
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-02-2014 18:13:45 | More by RochefortChris
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-01-2014 06:28:59 | More by djrn2
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-30-2014 21:17:19 | More by salthemonster
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bf7

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-29-2014 22:07:03 | More by bf7
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Michael-Poppe

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-29-2014 05:37:10 | More by Michael-Poppe
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Zesiger

Utah

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-29-2014 03:41:31 | More by Zesiger
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weller79

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.7%

05-22-2014 22:25:26 | More by weller79
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konisko

California

3/5  rDev -21.7%

05-21-2014 01:32:02 | More by konisko
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tviz33

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-19-2014 03:59:22 | More by tviz33
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Kerne

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-17-2014 22:18:18 | More by Kerne
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rtrasr

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-15-2014 05:06:02 | More by rtrasr
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silverking

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- murky light cola brown with a thick tan head. Great head retention and beautiful lacing.

S- fried banana, chocolate, clove, baked pear, freshly baked bread, toffee.

T- banana, chocolate, earthy, coffee, clove.

M- light, bubbly, refreshing.

O- amazing.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 04:54:29 | More by silverking
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cultclassic89

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-11-2014 15:44:28 | More by cultclassic89
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-11-2014 03:19:35 | More by DrunkinYogi
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dryndantheman

Ireland

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-06-2014 14:10:51 | More by dryndantheman
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Svendozen

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-06-2014 04:05:12 | More by Svendozen
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joelmichaelcoffman

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-04-2014 16:03:19 | More by joelmichaelcoffman
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

05-02-2014 01:30:31 | More by MattXT
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wieshefe17

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +24%

05-01-2014 06:10:53 | More by wieshefe17
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
86 out of 100 based on 1,402 ratings.